Welcome to London!

Reaching out to all our dear blog readers. You ve been reading about “my” London. Now I would love to know what you think about our London.
Do you visit or plan to visit? Do you come here for work, or perhaps culture and a little shopping trip? Where do you stay? Hotels or friends?

Any particular likes or dislikes? Can’t wait to read about your dreams and aspirations… do share!

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16 thoughts on “Welcome to London!

  1. erinrosalita

    What perfect timing! I’m moving to England in a month with high hopes for eventually exploring London — I want to see the museums, the gardens and, of course, the shopping!

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  2. Donna

    I visited London for the first time, 2 years ago and feel in love! I spent 10 days in early October – and it was sunny all 10 days – and soaked up the city, food, art and ambiance. If someone would offer me a job, I’d move there in a heart beat – well, provided they offered lots and lots of money! In terms of shopping – I was disappointed that Liberty had done away with the scarf room and was appalled at the prices of their scarves! I had purchased a Liberty scarf at Bloomingdale’s and it was considerably less expensive. I was not impressed with Harrods but could have shopped at Selfridges all day. Visited many, many museums and still did not get to them all. I thought the natives were friendly and charming. My only regret was that I didn’t get to spend more time. I like the way the city is arranged and being from Chicago I can appreciate the neighborhoods. When I returned I asked my dear friend who grew up in Notting Hill why she ever left.
    By the way – I love your blog and look forward to reading it each week!
    Donna

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  3. Steve Morris

    I like the Landmark Hotel on Marylebone Road, although I have only stayed there once. It manages to be modern and historic at the same time, which I think is the essence of London.

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  4. Anon

    I love London – the people are cosmopolitan and tolerant, the shopping is amazing even better than Paris and NY.๐Ÿ’ฐ
    The only problem is house prices and renting a nice flat is now sadly, out of my reach… horrible landlords everywhere.

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  5. dottoressa

    I love London very much,it is one of my favourite cities. I’ve always stayed in a hotel in Bloomsbury-it’s history,buildings,parks,streets……what’s here not to love?
    Saatchi Gallery exibitions,Gallery Mess with delicious coffee or tea and Duke of York Square and its little cafรฉs and restaurants, (and Eric Bompard cashmere shop)as well as British Museum ( and tea at Great Court Restaurant-thanks to you!) are another places I visit every time.
    Brooks and Brooks Hairdressing and lovely Sicilian Avenue,a lot of perfect restaurants and different cuisines to explore (with an obligatory stop for Nobu or Hakkasan,as well as Carluccio’s- because it was a proper italian restaurant when I was in London with my son for the first time,our first dinner was there!)
    And fashion!!!! Love just sipping coffee and watching people!
    Theatre!!!
    Dear Lady Sarah,you’ve opened so many places to go,things to see (or buy :-)) for me-thank you very much! Please,don’t stop!
    There are so many places,things and people I love,I could write for hours here…….
    There is another beautiful city in front of me,to visit often (I hope!),to explore……city I love,too! My son is going to work in Vienna-but I hope that I’ll visit London again,too
    Dottoressa

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      1. dottoressa

        It was the job offer ๐Ÿ™‚
        Although I’m not sure how would it be to work in London now- with brexit (and expensive housing is a horror) ๐Ÿ™‚
        D.

      2. lady sarah in london Post author

        Well done you for having such a clever son. I fear london will be the poorer for not having people like him. Still though it’s not over hoping things will pick up… they always do.

  6. Anon 2

    My favourite place in London is the V&A. I love the restaurant choices, which are practically endless. The beautiful architecture and of course the shops!!!!! Yes you are expensive, but what can we do? We love you London.
    I can only imagine what housing is like for the locals though. Expensive and small and the housing I saw was also very very ugly.

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  7. Lily

    I’m an American, but London is my favorite city to visit and I try to come as often as I can. We always stay at the Goring. The accommodations are divine, the staff is unparalleled and the location is great to get around the city on foot (my preferred method). We are planning our next visit for the early new year, and we are considering renting an apartment in South Kensington to get a little more space now that we have a toddler — but I don’t know if I can cope with not staying at my favorite hotel!

    Having visited most of “the sights” on prior trips when we were in our 20s, we mostly just enjoy the city and try to live like locals. We go out to eat, for tea, have a look around the shops (Fortnum & Liberty are always a must), stroll through the parks, etc. Nothing stressful, nothing too hurried or involving queuing in line with other tourists. I can’t wait to take my son to the museums and to the local parks and playgrounds on this next visit!

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    1. Lily

      I should add – on our last visit, we particularly enjoyed the Sir John Soane Museum (cannot miss!) and spending a few days in the Cotswolds. We stayed at Dormy House, which was so cozy. We took clay shooting lessons on the property and enjoyed the spa facilities, and also hired a car so we could get around to the local villages and restaurants (the Wild Rabbit, while a bit of an obvious choice, was magnificent).

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  8. Leslie

    I love London, though I’ve only been twice for vacations. I love the mix of everything – the history, buildings, museums, shops, and general feel of the town and just wandering around. I’d go back in a heart beat. I’ve stayed in hotels. My two visits were in Spring and Summer, I’d love to see London during Christmas time next!

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